Ah, the justice system — a murky, corrupt monstrosity that feeds itself with fines and fees, preying on the very people it is supposed to protect. Growing beyond the protection of the innocent to the pursuit of its own interest, the justice system, along with the Bar (together known as the legal system), generate an exorbitant amount of revenue each year. Do you really think they want to give that up for the sake of justice?
Certainly not, at least not willingly.
America’s current criminal justice system (CJS) is a labyrinth of procedures, favoritism, incompetence, hypocrisy, theft of rights, speculation and abuse. It is an albatross to many innocent people. While there are ethical people within our CJS, the US~Observer deals only with the corrupt ones; when a prosecutor or police officer serves justice, we make every attempt to praise him.
When an innocent person is charged with a crime today, the prosecutor or the police conduct very little, if any, meaningful investigation. The first course of action for the CJS is to charge that person with a crime and then contact the local media so they can inform an extremely naïve public of the charged person’s guilt. In other words, the CJS starts its public assault of the falsely charged person to that person’s future jury pool. In many instances, the mainstream media publish as facts absolute lies for police and/or oppressive prosecutors.
Nothing is more loathsome than a prosecutor who knowingly pursues an innocent person for a crime he did not do, yet this practice happens on a daily basis. Even more despicable is when that same prosecutor does everything in his power to destroy a person for pleading innocent and trying to mount a defense, yet this, too, happens almost daily.
Should you ever be charged with a crime you did not do, prepare for a fight. Bud Sonnentag of Nye County, Nev., a Vietnam War hero, found out firsthand that if you don’t take a plea deal and you fight for your innocence, the prosecutors take it personally. Sonnentag said, “At every turn, there were the prosecutors stacking charges if I didn’t comply to their wishes.”
Justice is supposed to be blind. It’s supposed to be equal and fair. It’s supposed to be everything our system no longer is.
There are two phrases important enough to be inscribed on the exterior of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.: “Equal Justice Under Law” and “Justice, the Guardian of Liberty.” Sadly, and due in large part to a shift in how prosecutors do their jobs and are allowed to operate above the very law they supposedly represent, these tenets — the founding principles of our justice system — have seemingly been replaced with “Justice Dispensed Without Equality” and “Injustice, Usurper of Liberty.” True justice suffers now from a system designed to get the highest conviction rating and the most fines and fees. Gone are the days of caring about guilt and innocence. Why bother when you can create an air of perceived guilt? As long as the public believes, guilt is really in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it? Not to those falsely accused, not to those who are innocent but sitting in a prison, not to those who fight for the innocence of their loved ones: It’s not right if we ever want to truly live in the “land of the free.”